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Here is a message we desperately need in these times – perhaps in all times. From His Holiness, the Dalai Lama’s keynote address for Tulane University’s 2013 commencement, May 18, in the Superdome in New Orleans.
It’s that time of year. I seldom pay much attention to graduation speeches. I can’t remember anything said at my own, nor do any quotes come to mind from celebrities whose commencement addresses get soundbytes played on the news every … Continue reading
As I scanned reviews of The Great Gatsby, I tuned in to one comment about the visionary quality of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book: he saw the end of the roaring 20′s in 1925, before almost anyone else. Almost anyone else… … Continue reading
We have all heard and read more words this week than we want or need. The ones that keep coming back to me were written in 1919, in a poem called “The Second Coming,” a haunting vision written by William … Continue reading
In honor of a pair of local concerts Merle Haggard is set to perform the week after this, our paper ran an article and an interview with Haggard, a country music classic. Unfortunately, I’m busy both nights he’ll be in … Continue reading